Even with the Falcons out of Super Bowl contention, fans still have the opportunity to cash in on football's biggest game of the year.
The Rotary Club of Dawson County's annual Super Bowl Squares contest gives players the chance to win between $500 and $2,000 in raffles that are held at the end of each quarter and then at the end of the game.
Area kids were hoping for their first snow day of the season with reports of winter weather rolling into the state last week.
What they got instead was a two-hour delayed start for school on Jan. 18.
Smurfs, super heroes, fairies and the Flintstones were the stars of the show Jan. 8 as Dawson County Relay for Life kicked off the 2013 fundraising campaign in an effort to "toon out" cancer.
Last year, 30 local teams joined together to raise more than $83,000 for the American Cancer Society.
After a long process and much paperwork, Kenneth "Kenny" Stewart III has been promoted to lieutenant colonel.
The honorary rank was conferred Friday on the 11-year-old in an official proclamation signed by Gov. Nathan Deal.
The inaugural run of Shannon Porter's charity Christmas for Critters held its final supply pick up Friday.
Shannon, 11, and her mother, Cindy Lord, tallied the results and were pleased, according to Lord.
There was an abundance of excitement in Dawsonville and Dawson County in 2012.
From the community seeing stars when Hollywood greats Clint Eastwood and Justin Timberlake were in town to film scenes for "Trouble with the Curve," to the local distillery receiving the green light to offer tastings of the first legal moonshine in Georgia, Dawson County was abuzz and poised to open new doors in 2013.
A recent training class gave several Dawson County Sheriff's deputies a new line of defense.
Taught by Jail Commander Maj. Jeff Johnson, the one-day course went over how to use Tasers, an alternative to other uses of force when suspects are combative and pose a threat to law enforcement officers, themselves or others.
The kickoff for the 2013 American Cancer Society Relay for Life is set for 6 p.m. Jan. 8 at Dawson County High School.
"The kickoff is our first event of the year," said Tasha Hamil, event chairwoman. "It's mainly to help get the teams and donors excited for the upcoming year."
Rachel Padgett's eyes lit up Thursday as the door of the new elevator at the Dawson County Senior Center opened and welcomed her to an activity area she had never seen.
"Oh, look at that," she said pointing to a corner filled with workout equipment and a row of tables set up for a watercolor class in the center of the room. "Now I can do some painting and exercise."
Officials are calling a fire that destroyed a tire shop in eastern Dawson County suspicious.
Sheriff's Lt. Ray Goodie said investigators are working with the fire marshal's office to determine what caused the blaze.
Keep Dawson County Beautiful volunteers are asking the community to go green this holiday season by recycling real Christmas trees that will be chipped into mulch.
Bring One for the Chipper, the annual recycling program, has collected and recycled more than 5.9 million Christmas trees statewide since 1991.
A ceremony Thursday afternoon will celebrate a years-long project to have an elevator at the Dawson County Senior Center.
The center's new elevator was approved for use after its final inspection last Wednesday.
The Dawson County Sheriff's Office recently held its annual Shop with a Cop.
The effort aims to build relationships with local children and helps deputies develop a good rapport with youth who may otherwise not have a Christmas.
Ashley Hunt and husband Justin love Christmas.
"It's Christmas at our house all year long," she said.
Human remains and clothing were found last week in Dahlonega near where the wrecked vehicle of a Gwinnett County woman was found last year.
After working for more than a year out of neighboring Dawson County, some members of the Forsyth County Fire Department are coming home.
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